Cameroon FA in turmoil as Lions falter
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Cameroon FA in turmoil as Lions falter

Posted NDI EUGENE NDI in Yaoundé

on  Monday, April 3   2017 at  16:30

The dismal performance by the Indomitable Lions is causing a storm in the Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT).

FECAFOOT last week announced an investigation into what has been largely described as a humiliation of the five times African champions.

The national federation's executive committee members were Monday due to discuss the wanting performance by the team that only last month won the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon.

The emergency meeting was likely going to unveil the findings of the investigation and apportion sanctions.

Second outing

The Indomitable Lion lost 2-1 to Guinea's Syli Nationale in a friendly at the Edmond Manchtens Stadium in Brussels on March 28.

The loss was their second outing since defeating Egypt 2-1 at the final of the Africa Cup of Nations.

Speaking at a post-match press conference, the head coach Hugo Broos disclosed that the players missed their lunch before the match “because the hotel was not paid”.

The Belgian tactician has threatened to quit, blaming “the unprofessional attitude” of football authorities in Cameroon.

My future

Broos said he had grappled with several problems since signing a two-year contract with the Cameroon FA in February 2016.

“We deserve respect. So, I have to think about my future with Cameroon,” the 64-year-old Broos said, revealing that some staff who helped the team win the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations had not been paid.

FECAFOOT first vice-president Alioum Alhadji admitted that there were “a few bills” that were not paid on time.

“The bulk of the bill was paid by the Federation….There are two parties involved; the Federation and the Coordination. Responsibilities will be established and sanctions meted out," Alhadji promised.